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Newtown Board of Education and Parents: Give Us Armed Protection

exblackbird Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:05 PM
congratulations to the newtown board of education and parents. they've actually been doing some THINKING, some cause and effect analysis of the various alternative means for protecting the kids. and what they've arrived at is right resource officers in every school. provides an opportunity for the kids to interact with law enforcement and to learn about them..............maybe develop some respect for what the cops are all about. but most of all..............someone to intervene IMMEDIATELY should something nasty break loose. of course if that happens the battalion of law will also show up eventually, but the resource officer has an opportunity to squelch things right away.
exblackbird Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:08 PM
and finally, the fact that an armed, trained individual is at every school might dissuade some of the perps from proceeding and carrying out their heinous acts.

a little common sense goes a long way. congrats to the newtown folk.

obama could help by finding a few $billion to fund the sro's..........heck he s spent $trillions more in the last four years than the government has taken in. surely there s some $$ to help protect the kids.
YESWECAN Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:53 PM
It would cost very little for cc weapons for the teachers. Just the cost for the training and the license.

The Newtown Board of Education has been analyzing different ways to keep schools safe since the tragedy in December and now, they're asking for armed protection throughout the school district. More from NBC Connecticut:

Last night, they decided to ask the town to approve the request to include one additional full-time Newtown police at each of the elementary schools in next year's budget.

Today, members of the board will be meeting with state and federal officials about obtaining...